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A Valedictorian Who Gets It!
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A Valedictorian Who Gets It!
11-09-2010 6:48 AM

Quote:We are the new future and we will not let tradition stand. We will break down the walls corruption to let a garden of knowledge grow throughout America. Once educated properly we will be cultivated and wise. We will have the power to do anything, and best of all we will use that power for only good!

In her graduating speech this girl speaks out against our modern education system, and I was actually surprised that a kid who was just graduating was able to see how we're failing our children and our country.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/9M4tdMsg3ts&amp;rel=0&amp;fs=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/9M4tdMsg3ts&amp;rel=0&amp;fs=1</a>

We have been dumbing down America since the beginning of the industrial revolution and training our children to follow instead of lead. We train them to do as they are told, instead of inspiring them to follow their passions.

Most high school graduates today are not as well educated as 5th graders were 100 years ago. We even have a TV show: "Are You As Smart As A 5th Grader", and most of the adult contestants lose to the children. But, those same children will gorw up to forget what they were indoctrinated to memorize and be like the adults that came beofre them.

Here's a couple of quotes from her speach:

Quote:This is the dilemma I've faced within the American education system. We are so focused on a goal, whether it be passing a test, or graduating as first in the class. However, in this way, we do not really learn. We do whatever it takes to achieve our original objective.

Quote:Between these cinderblock walls, we are all expected to be the same. We are trained to ace every standardized test, and those who deviate and see light through a different lens are worthless to the scheme of public education, and therefore viewed with contempt

Quote:And now here I am in a world guided by fear, a world suppressing the uniqueness that lies inside each of us, a world where we can either acquiesce to the inhuman nonsense of corporatism and materialism or insist on change. We are not enlivened by an educational system that clandestinely sets us up for jobs that could be automated, for work that need not be done, for enslavement without fervency for meaningful achievement. We have no choices in life when money is our motivational force. Our motivational force ought to be passion, but this is lost from the moment we step into a system that trains us, rather than inspires us.

Stop striving for PERFECTION, because the closer you get to achieving it the further the goalposts move away. Instead, concentrate on PROGRESS, because you that's a goal you can meet and surpass every day!

Nobody changes until the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of change....
11-09-2010 6:48 AM
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